When Guy Fieri’s yellow Lamborghini was gone in 60 seconds last March, the spikey-hair “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” host never assumed it would return. But that’s exactly what happened when police recovered the slick ride this weekend.
The vehicle is worth a king-sized $200K, but it’s the principle that matters, right?
According to TMZ, Marin County Sheriff’s department stumbled upon the car after arresting a 17-year-old suspect on a gun charge and decided to search a storage unit belonging to him. (I’m sure they had probable case.)
Imagine the surprise of the officers when, instead of boxes of old clothes and rolled up Britney Spears posters, they were greeted at the storage unit by a yellow, two-seater sparkling convertible.
The 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo was lifted from a British Motor Car Distributors dealership in March 2011 when the thief rappelled from the rooftop to an open window in order to gain access. All that was missing was some sweet James Bond theme music.
Although it turned out to be quite a horrible weekend for the 17-year-old “person of interest,” it was a pretty alright turn of events for Fieri.
“I would like to thank the Marin County Sheriff's office and the Mill Valley Police Department for their hard work and effort in the recovery of my car," Fieri told TMZ. “I'm glad we can put this behind us, and feel better knowing that justice is being served."
Mmmm… Justice… Slap that on a buttered hoagie roll with some hot sauce and coleslaw and you got yourself a one-way ticket to Flavor Town!
The Lambo is currently being held in police custody as evidence, but will return to Fieri soon.